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Table 1 Knowledge of minibus and taxi drivers regarding the seat belt use, Gondar, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Assessment of seat belt use and its associated factors among public transport drivers in North Gondar, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Knowledge questions N (%)
Reasons for setting seat belt law
 To minimize injuries
  Yes 417 (98.1)
  No 8 (1.9)
 To prevent casualties
  Yes 407 (95.8)
  No 18 (4.2)
 To safeguard vehicle occupants
  Yes 393 (92.5)
  No 32 (7.5)
 To generate revenue for government
  Yes 127 (29.9)
  No 298 (70.1)
 To beautify the vehicle
  Yes 97 (22.8)
  No 328 (77.2)
 Do not know about the law
  Yes 12 (2.8)
  No 413 (97.2)
 Category of people to use safety belt
  Everybody/passengers 323 (76.0)
  Drivers only 39 (9.2)
  Drivers and front sitters 62 (14.6)
  Passengers only 1 (0.2)
 The right time to fasten safety belt
  Before igniting the engine 219 (51.5)
  After igniting the engine 191 (44.9)
  While driving on the road 15 (3.5)
  Before igniting the engine 219 (51.5)